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CNBC Interviews Export Now CEO on Alibaba’s Recent IPO

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In an interview on CNBC’s “Capital Connection”, Export Now CEO Frank Lavin discusses how Alibaba opened the door to China’s booming e-commerce market.



Posted on September 24th, 2014 under Press Releases.

China Daily: Alibaba Makes IPO History, Opens New E-Commerce Chapter (Export Now CEO Quoted)


China Daily highlights Alibaba’s success and global expansion plans, including their recent IPO.  Alibaba’s Tmall is featured as the channel of choice for Western businesses that want to reach Chinese consumers.

Click here for China Daily’s full article.


Posted on September 22nd, 2014 under Announcements, Press Releases.

Financial Times: Export Now Plays to China’s Booming E-Commerce Market

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September 18 (Financial Times)– When the US National Football League hit a snag sending equipment to amateur American football teams in China two years ago, it approached a Chinese-speaking former top US commerce department official for help.

For the full article, click here

Note: Requires subscription to Financial Times


Posted on September 19th, 2014 under Announcements, Asia Growth, Global E-Commerce, Press Releases.

Bloomberg Businessweek Alibaba Tmall Overview, Export Now CEO Quoted

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Bloomberg Businessweek recently published an article highlighting Tmall’s popularity in China e-commerce, and explaining why Western businesses are so well poised to succeed in this market.

Click here for the Bloomberg Businessweek article.


Posted on September 12th, 2014 under Announcements, Press Releases.

Export Now Launches Flagship Online Store for Crucial in China

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AKRON, Ohio, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Export Now, which helps U.S. companies reach Chinese consumers, announced today the opening of a new Crucial(R) online store in China. Export Now facilitates sales of U.S. consumer products on (, China’s leading e-commerce business-to-consumer platform with over 500 million registered customers.

The new Crucial store is directly accessible on Tmall at, or via, and offers a wide range of computer memory upgrades (DRAM) and solid state drives (SSDs).


Posted on July 25th, 2014 under Announcements, Press Releases.

Export Now hosted webinar with Internet Retailer

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Chinese e-Commerce: How to Win in the World’s Largest Consumer Market

Perhaps the most exciting development in e-commerce today is the rapid emergence of China and the growing success of U.S. companies in China e-commerce. China boasts:

• The largest e-commerce market in the world (Yes, bigger than the U.S.), with annual sales of over USD 213 billion.

• USD 539 billion in expected annual e-commerce sales by 2015

• Over 500 Million registered users on its largest e-commerce platform (that’s more than double Amazon’s users!)

• Massive growth potential–


Posted on July 21st, 2014 under Events, Press Releases, Resources.

VIDEO: CEO Frank Lavin’s talk at the Institute of World Politics


Discussing China’s rise to power and its impacts on global security, the global economy, and its own political system, Export Now CEO and former Ambassador Frank Lavin shares his thoughts on China’s evolving attitudes towards international relations. Also covered are his thoughts on Sec. John Kerry and Sec. Jack Lew’s recent official China visit, as well as as the implications of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent official visit to South Korea ahead of his trip to North Korea.


Posted on July 11th, 2014 under Events, Press Releases.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek interviews Export Now CEO Frank Lavin on Recent China Talks


July 9 (Bloomberg) –- Export Now CEO Frank Lavin discusses the significance of the annual U.S.-China talks taking place in Beijing and what he thinks will be accomplished with Angie Lau on Bloomberg Television’s “First Up.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Click here to see video of Frank Lavin’s comments to Angie Lau on Bloomberg Television


Posted on July 9th, 2014 under Press Releases.

Export Now CEO Frank Lavin on MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown


Chuck Todd, host of MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown, invites Export Now CEO Frank Lavin to discuss the visit to China by Sec. of State John Kerry, Treasury Sec. Jack Lew and other U.S. leaders, but Syria, cybersecurity and territory disputes may threaten consensus building.


Posted on July 9th, 2014 under Press Releases.

IRCE Starts June 12 in Chicago – visit Export Now at booth 363.

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The Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition starts today at McCormick Place West in Chicago. The IRCE is the world’ largest e-commerce event, with over 600 companies in attendance representing nearly 90% of the e-commerce solutions market.

Export Now is proud to be taking part in this event and presenting our solution to the 10,000+ estimated attendees. If you are an IRCE attendee, be sure to stop by booth 363 and say “Hi”.

Visit us at booth 363!
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If you are interested in sessions at IRCE focused on China,


Posted on June 10th, 2014 under Events, Featured, Global E-Commerce, International Trade.